The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity created to provide access for private capital to enhance the City of Fort Worth’s delivery of library services for the benefit of the community. Contributions from Library Foundation donors ensure that these programs and services remain free to all the residents of Fort Worth.

HISTORY

The Library Foundation was founded in 1993 to address the physical needs of the Central Library. Following the initial successful campaign, Foundation leadership continued to raise money to supplement public funding of the library system. To date, the Foundation has raised more than $9 million for building renovations, programming for children, teens, and adults, and technology enhancements for library services. As the population of Fort Worth grows, the need for private funding to supplement public funding continues.

MISSION

The mission of the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation is to benefit both the Fort Worth Library and the Fort Worth community by providing resources that support educational programming, buildings, and infrastructure improvements.

PROGRAMS

Libraries are a part of America’s tapestry and essential to the life of our community. Promoting early learning to lifelong learning, providing resources for job training and life skills, encouraging families through interaction, gathering our neighbors together for entertaining- libraries change, even transform lives.

STAFF AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Foundation is grateful for the dedication of its staff and volunteer Board of Directors, who lead the way to make the Foundation’s work possible.

Staff

Andrea Ash
President & CEO
Andrea@fwlibraryfoundation.org

Paula Tyler, Ph.D.
Youth Programming Coordinator
paula@fwlibraryfoundation.org

Carol Lattimore
College Application Consultant
carol@fwlibraryfoundation.org

Tomaneka Smith
Donor Relations Specialist
Tomaneka@fwlibraryfoundation.org

Olivia Upham
Marketing Specialist
Olivia@fwlibraryfoundation.org

Board Officers

Ms. Jennifer Henderson
Chairman
J.O. Design

Mr. Bond Malone
Vice-Chairman
PlainsCapital Bank

Ms. Rosalinda Martinez
Secretary
Tarrant County College

Mr. Jacob Smith
Treasurer
Luther King Capital Management

Mr. Thomas E. Turner
Assistant Treasurer
Community Volunteer

Board of Directors

Mrs. Judy Alton
Community Volunteer

Mr. Jonathan Berry
Covenant Insurance Solutions

Mr. Hayden Blackburn
Tech Fort Worth

Mrs. Vianei Lopez Braun
Decker Jones

Mr. Seth Burt
Kelly, Hart & Hallman

Ms. Tia Cole
The Cole Lab

Mr. Carter Cook
FWISD

Mrs. Barbara Cordray
Community Volunteer

Mr. Jonathan Deweese
Luther King Capital Management

Ms. Daris Frencha
LegalShield Business Solutions

Dr. Linda Garcia
ACH Child and Family Service

Mr. Darien George
Mackenzie Eason

Mr. David Goodroe
Designs for Living

Mrs. Julia W. Huseman
Securities & Exchange Commission

Mr. Walter Littlejohn
The Fort Worth Club

Mr. Varun Mallipaddi
Frost Bank

Ms. Kristy Marsh
Magnussen & Davis

Mr. Martin McDonald
Community Volunteer

Mr. John McKenzie
Raymond James

Mrs. Carley Moore
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Mrs. Karen S. Precella
Haynes & Boone, LLC

Mr. Mario Resa
Resa Group

Mrs. Elena Yorio
Community Volunteer

Ambassadors

Mr. Bill Booker
Mrs. Delores Buckalew
Dr. Judith Carrier
Mr. Tim Carter

Mr. Will A. Courtney, Sr.
Dr. John Freese
Ms. Petra Grimes
Mr. Mike Haney
Dr. Doug Harman

Mrs. Nancy Knight
Mrs. Linda Scroggie
Mrs. Ann Simms
Mrs. Priscilla Veeder